Elderberry Black Tea

Elderberry Black Tea

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Elderberry Black Tea: A fresh clean taste this is delightful and intensely berry. As and iced tea - savor the flavor!

These little round, blackish-purple berries are usually harvested in late August and early September. When most people think of Elderberries, more often than not they think of jams, jellies and pies, even wine. Besides being delicious however, Elderberries have had many other traditional uses. Some early recorded instances of the consumption of the berries date to ancient Greece. Texts from that period record that the berry was thought to be effective in boosting the respiratory and immune systems. More recently, early North American pioneers prized the Elderberry for its perceived ability to ease ailments such as the common cold. We prize the Elderberry for its ability to flavor our Ceylon tea with an intense berry character. Delicious when served piping hot, this tea is also divine over ice. Berrylicious!

Ingredients: Black tea, Elderberries, Elderflower, Blackberry + Lime leaves, Cranberry pieces, Safflower petals, Natural flavors (Organic Compliant)

ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: High

CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium
KOSHER: Yes
VEGETARIAN: Yes
VEGAN: Yes

IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 100ºC/212ºF

TEA CUP

8oz (237ml)

10oz (296ml)

12oz (355ml)

Amount

1 heaping teaspoon

1 heaping teaspoon

1.5 heaping teaspoon

MILD

2-3 min

2-3 min

2-3 min

MEDIUM

4-5 min

4-5 min

4-5 min

STRONG

6-7 min

6-7 min

6-7 min

We recommend 4-5 min


TEA POT

18oz (532ml)

36oz (1064ml)

48oz (1419ml)

AMOUNT

2 heaping teaspoons 

1 heaping teaspoon

2 heaping teaspoons

MILD

2-3 min

2-3 min

2-3 min

MEDIUM

4-5 min

4-5 min

4-5 min

STRONG

6-7 min

6-7 min

6-7 min

We recommend 4-5 min


MILK

SUGAR

LEMON

MINT

OK

OK

NO

NO
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Pitcher): (To Make 1 Liter/Quart):
Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea or 6 tea bags into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315ml over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea or removing the tea bags. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about.)
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving):
Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea or 1 tea bag into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving over the tea. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea or removing the bags. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. Sweeten and/or add lemon to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about!)

ANTIOXIDANT BENEFIT: For a greater antioxidant benefit brew longer and use more tea.

FOOD SAFETY ADVISORY: We strongly recommend using filtered or freshly drawn cold water brought to a rolling boil when brewing all types of tea. Today's water has been known to carry viruses, parasites and bacteria. Boiling the water will kill these elements and reduce the potential incidence of water-borne illnesses.

International - Please be sure of duties, and or if the product is allowed to be imported.